Deadline: 27/05/2015

Banff Artist in Residence (BAiR) Late Fall

Time and space for artists to create, experiment, and cultivate new directions in their work.

Be surrounded by a community of artistic peers, attend inspiring talks and performances by world-renowned visiting artists, and enjoy a spectacular mountain environment where you can engage or seek retreat. The Banff Artist in Residence (BAiR) program in Visual Arts provides time and space for artists, curators, and arts professionals to create, research, experiment with and develop production techniques, and cultivate new directions in their work.

Participants are provided with a studio accessible 24-hours a day, as well as use of Visual Arts extensive facilities in printmaking, papermaking, ceramics, sculpture, photography, and digital media. Knowledgeable staff are available to provide technical support and assistance (subject to additional fees).

Residency length can vary within the prescribed program dates. All residencies must begin on a Monday and last for a minimum of 12 days. Applications for residencies that extend outside the program dates may be accepted at the discretion of the department.

Program benefits:

  • Individual studio with 24-hour access 
  • A community of artists working simultaneously
  • Public lectures by visiting artists and guests
  • Technical assistance and demonstrations in art production techniques
  • Access to Visual Arts production facilities (subject to additional fees)
  • Access to The Banff Centre Paul D. Fleck Library and Archives
  • Plus membership at the Sally Borden Fitness and Recreation Centre
  • Artist rates for Banff Centre events 

Banff Artist in Residence (BAiR) Late Fall

Banff Artist in Residence (BAiR) Late Fall


Application deadline

Residency starts

Residency ends

More information